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Oceans of Possibilities – Summer Reading: Thursday mornings at 11:00 am

Learners of all ages are invited to join us this summer for fun weekly activities. No advance registration is needed – just drop in and join the fun!

June 23   Water safety with the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project

June 30    Take an ocean adventure with Toddy the Turtle & his guide Penelope the Park Ranger

July 7     Learn tricks of the trade with magician Jeff Wawrazsek

July 14    Create your own Scribble Stones with our own Maryellen Paull

July 21    Draw ocean creatures with artist Rebecca Howe

July 28    Songs, stories & laughs with local favorites Luunappi

August 4   Michigan legends, games & art with author Lori Taylor 

August 11    Dog Days: stories, puppet-making & special guest, therapy dog Skye the Corgi

Young readers are also encouraged to sign up for our Kids’ Reading Club, beginning June 13. Participants will earn rewards just by logging their favorite summer reads. Thanks to the Friends of the Glen Lake Library and Cherry Republic for their sponsorship!

Young Writer’s Workshop: beginning June 24

Local author Kit Robey will once again lead a creative writing class for students in grades 4 to 8, helping aspiring young writers create their own short stories and poems. Classes will meet on June 24; July 1, 8 & 29; and August 4 & 5. Sessions will take place from 10:30 am until noon, with the exception of the August 4 class, which will meet from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. There is no charge for the course, but participants are asked to attend all sessions. The course will be limited to ten students, with registration open until the class is filled.

Friends of the Library 2022 Home Tour: July 28

Many thanks to the Friends of the Glen Lake Community Library for organizing and hosting another successful Home Tour!  This year’s tour  featured six beautiful residences in Empire and the Glen Lake area, encompassing  diverse styles. The Friends wish to thank the six participating homeowners for generously opening up their homes for this tour. All proceeds from this event will be used to support library operations.

Used Book Sale: August 13, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Friends of the Library invite you to their final “Pop-Up” sale of the summer, with a great variety of like-new books at bargain prices. The sale will take place right on our front plaza, or in the Program Room in the event of rain. You can also find a nice selection of sale books in the library, every day, just around the corner from our service desk. All proceeds from the sale help support library operations. If you would like to donate used books, in good condition, bring them the library during normal business hours.

TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten

Here’s a great new resource to support early childhood learning, delivered right to your cell phone. Register via a brief online form, and receive 8 – 10 text messages per month, each outlining a simple activity you can share with your little one. Or, even more simply, just text TALK to 75547. Many thanks to the Ypsilanti District Library and their partners for making this service available to all Michigan residents!

Michigan Notable Books

Each year, the Library of Michigan’s Notable Book list features 20 titles, published during the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Michigan, or written by a Michigan author. Selections include a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, that appeal to many audiences and explore topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents. More than ever, this year’s selections celebrate the diverse voices and experiences that define our state. For more information about Michigan Notable Books, including interviews with Notable authors, click here. Michigan Notables are well-represented in our collection: search “Michigan Notable Books” in our catalog. 

Ode to Asparagus: June 4

Many thanks to our poets and enthusiastic audience for our standing-room-only Ode. Click here for a copy of the all the poems submitted for our reading.

Living Nations, Living Words: Remembering Chiaboos   

This poetry reading exploring Native and Hungarian perspectives was canceled until further notice. For information about the poets, see their websites: Dr. Gordon Henry , Kimberly Blaeser  and Gabor Gyukics. For more information about Native Nations poets, visit Living Nations, Living Words.

Virtual Programs, Winter-Spring 2021: Resources

Tech Tips, with Steve Stanton

How to Get the Most out of Zoom and  How to Get the Most out of your iPhone or iPad.

Dinner with Friends, Abra Berens & special guests

Evan Hanczor, Table of Contents: Changua

Shauna Sever, Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland: Nebraskan Runzas & Cassata Cake

Abra Berens, Ruffage: Featured recipes. For recordings of Abra’s programs, click here.

Evergreen Organics Michigan: Hemp Horizons

Zoom presentation; websites & reading list.